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Valentin Pastal
Full Name: Valentin Pastal
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-9 / 210
Birthdate: June 9, 1984 (Turkey)
High School:
Team: Galatasaray (Turkey)
Country: Turkey
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Turkish Basketball League
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2005-06 15 0 6 17 .353 15 24 .625 5 11 .455 24 2 8 0 42 2.80
Under-20 Euro Challenge
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004 5 0 20 39 .513 21 27 .778 2 4 .500 42 2 17 1 63 12.6

Career Highlights: Played on the Turkish Under-18 National Team from 2000-03. Member of the Turkish National Team in 2004 and 2005. Made his Turkish League debut for Pertevniyal in Divison 2 in 2001-02. Played the next three seasons for Efes Pilsen of Division I, before joining Galatasaray this past season.

2005-06: Averaged 2.8 points and 1.6 rebounds in 9.0 minutes per game in 15 games for Galatasaray of the Turkish Basketball League.

2004-05: Appeared in 35 games for Efes Pilsen, scoring 24 points. Averaged 3.3 points in three Euroleague games.

2003-04: Appeared in 10 games for Efes Pilsen, averaging 1.6 points.

2002-03: Appeared in six games for Efes Pilsen, averaging 3.0 points.

Strengths: Has drawn comparisons to Hedo Turkoglu. Can play multiple positions. Has decent touch around the basket. Likes to slash for floaters and finishes with good body control. Needs to add strength, but plays with intensity and passion.